Sunday, March 8, 2015


How can your law firm help fight my speeding ticket?

Our traffic ticket lawyers fight to reduce your exposure to points, fines, and DMV penalties.  We are led by a former New York City prosecutor and have successfully defended thousands of moving violations throughout New York State.  Our experienced lawyers fight your ticket while you stay home.


Where is the court located?

The court is located at 1647 County Route 5, Canaan, NY 12029.  This is in Columbia County.

How many points am I facing?

The number of points a driver is facing will depend on the nature of the violation.  Some violations have a fixed number of points and others can vary depending on the severity of the charge.  For example, a stop sign violation written under VTL 1172 (a) will always be a 3 point violation unless the New York State Legislature amends the law.  On the other hand, a speeding conviction under VTL 1180 (b) can vary from 3 points to 11 points depending on the number of MPH above the speed limit the driver is convicted of.

This chart will help first time speeders quickly ascertain how many points they are facing.

01 to 10 mph over the limit
11 to 20  mph over the limit
21 to 30  mph over the limit
31 to 40  mph over the limit
More than 40  mph over the limit

I did not intend to drive over the speed limit. Is the lack of intent a valid defense?

No.  Intent is not a required element for the prosecution to establish a speeding ticket case.  A driver does not need to intentionally drive over the speed limit to be convicted of the charge.

The court sent me a fine notice and I did not pay it in time.  What should I do?

The failure to timely pay a fine can have many adverse consequences to a driver.  The typical penalty is the court suspending the driver’s license.  Some courts will act on a suspension immediately and others will not.  If you have failed to timely pay your time, it is important to call the court and ask them what is their procedure to remedy late payment.

 We Can Help. Call Us Today at 800-893-9645:  Here is a list of some common charges were have helped our client’s fight.

  • Speeding under VTL § 1180 (b)
  • Speeding under VTL § 1180 (d)
  • Cell Phone under VTL § 1225
  • Child Seatbelt under VTL § 1229
  • Failure to Move Over under VTL § 1144-A
  • Failure to Signal under VTL § 1163
  • Following Too Closely under VTL § 1129
  • Operating Without Insurance under VTL § 319
  • Red Light under VTL § 1111
  • Stop Sign Violation under VTL § 1172
  • Suspended License Operation under VTL § 511.1 (Misdemeanor)
  • Unsafe Lane Change under VTL § 1128